The Bucks should be getting a big boost in the next month.
Former No. 2 pick of the 2014 NBA Draft Jabari Parker could return to the floor for Milwaukee before All-Star weekend.
In pregame Jason Kidd mentioned the team has pegged Jabari Parker’s return for — generally speaking — the week before the All-Star break. First time anyone has pinpointed it that I’ve heard.
— Matt Velazquez (@Matt_Velazquez) January 10, 2018
This is pretty exciting news for a Bucks team trying to enter the top half of the eastern conference this season, as Parker was having the best season of his career, averaging 20 points and six rebounds per game on 49% shooting, before tearing his ACL for the second time in his young career this past February.
Parker by all accounts has been recovering incredibly well and has been looking great but the Bucks have just understandably been cautious with the severity of the injury and his injury history.
For proof of Parker’s recovery check out this video from pre-game warm-ups:
— Don Eby (@thedoneby) January 4, 2018
The Bucks are currently sitting in 6th place in the eastern conference at 22-18.
The final few months of the season will be huge for Parker and the Bucks as Parker tries to re-establish his worth as a max contract player and the Bucks see if he appears to have fully recovered and is worth investing that much money in.